Obituaries from November 2008
Joseph Anthony Hajdinak
Joseph Anthony Hajdinak, 42, of Solsberry, passed away 3:37 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital. Born Oct. 6, 1966 in New York, New York, he was the son of Robert Anthony and Bridget Christine (Slamen) Hajdinak. Surviving relatives include: six sisters, Barbara Kearby of Solsberry, Anne Stewart, Kelly Thompson, and Bernadette Hajdinak all of Bloomfield, Maureen Hajdinak of Long Island, New York, and Theresa Carpenter of Bronx, New York; four nephews, Joshua Kearby, Billy Stewart, Jonathan Stewart, and Robert Stewart; five nieces, Bridget Kearby, Kristina Stewart, Bethany Stewart, Christine Buccola, and Stephanie Carpenter.. ...
Cecil Lowell Gentry
Cecil Lowell Gentry, 86, of Sandborn, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27 at his residence in Sandborn. He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Taconite, Minn., to William L. and Ruth (Pierson) Gentry. On June 7, 1947, Lowell married Lorene F. (Stremming) and they had two sons...
Charles L. Todd
Charles L. Todd, 64, of Bloomfield passed away at 3:53 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 27, 2008 at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born March 27, 1944 in Greene County, and was the son of Kenneth Todd and Mary (George) Todd Laffoon...
Father Hilary Vieck
Father Hilary Vieck, 79, Pastor Emeritus of St. Peter Church in Linton, passed at 11:35 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at the Bridgepointe Health Campus in Vincennes. He was born in Knox County, St. Thomas area, on Aug/ 1, 1929, the son of Chris and Cecilia (Kaiser) Vieck...
William F. Weaver
William F. Weaver, 82, of Linton, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Linton, the son of Floyd & Martha (Angleton) Weaver. He worked at Crane Naval Weapons Support Center for 39 years. He was an avid sports fan and loved fishing & deer hunting. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 22 of Linton...
Curtis Groomer, 88, of Solsberry, passed away at 10:58 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1920 in Bloomfield, he was the son of Tom and Mollie (Flake)Groomer. He worked at NAD Crane and retired from Resler Block Plant. He was a trustee and member of Pleasant Ridge Church, and a member of the Ridgeport Cemetery Board...
Cecil Lowell Gentry
Cecil Lowell Gentry, 85, of Sandborn, passed away at his residence Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008.
Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home in Linton.
William F. Weaver
William F. Weaver, 82 of Linton, died Thursday morning, Nov. 27, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Chester R. Wilson
Chester R. Wilson, 73, of Lewis, passed away at 7:20 P.M. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Miller's Merry Manor in Sullivan. He was born Oct. 29, 1935, in Dugger, the son of John and Isabel (Stevenson) Wilson. He worked at Unison of Terre Haute, a subsidiary of General Electric, as a sheet metal fabricator...
Sanna Marceil Ammer
Sanna Marceil Ammer, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at a private residence. She was born July 24, 1923 to Edwin and Leona (Byers) Hostettler in Greene County. She married Gib Ammer on Nov. 15, 1942. She retired in 1988 from Bloomfield State Bank where she was the manager of the Newberry Branch for 32 years. She was a member of the Scotland Full Gospel Church...
Chester Wilson, 73, of Lewis, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at the Miller Merry Manor in Sullivan.
Arrangements are pending at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Mary Wilma Marshall
Mary Wilma Marshall, 86, of Hymera, passed away Nov. 21, 2008. She is survived by one daughter, Marianna Schlacher of Lake Forest, IL.; one son John Marshall of Englewood, FL.; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Betty Campbell of Pimento...
Earl Eugene Nixon
Earl Eugene Nixon,74, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Mitchell Manor. He was born Sept. 1, 1934 at Newton, Ill. to Elmer Earl Nixon and Cleta Fern Brooks Nixon. He was employed by Independent Limestone Quarry and was a skilled auto-mechanic and welder...
Roberta J. Alumbaugh
Roberta J. Alumbaugh, 84, of Dugger, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 21, 2008 at Miller's Merry Manor in Sullivan. She was born in Sullivan County on June 1, 1924, the daughter of John Robert Hill and Mary Ann Horne Hill. Roberta was a member of the First Christian Church in Dugger, and the Eastern Star...
Florence Lucille Bedwell
Florence Lucille Bedwell, 93, of Jasonville, passed away at 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was born in Greene County on Aug. 20, 1915, the daughter of Raymond McKim and Ada L. Miller McKim. She was a member of the Methodist Church, a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, and retired from Indiana National Bank in Indianapolis...
Chester "Gene" Allen
Chester "Gene" Allen, 79, of Cloverdale, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday November 23, 2008 at the Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer. Born January 8, 1929 in Park County. He was retired from Lone Star Industries after 38 years. He was of the United Methodist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Raymond Rawley, 77, of Rt. 2 Worthington passed away at 1:45 P. M. Saturday, November 22, 2008 at his residence. He was born Jan. 31, 1931 in Worthington to Oliver & Emma (Raper) Rawley. He was retired from Amtrack Railroad in Beech Grove with 35 years service in 1993. Member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Worthington, Trappers Club 7B in Columbus, IN. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army...
Robert Lee Davidson
Robert Lee Davidson, 74, of Linton, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Greene County on May 23, 1934, the son of Robert C. and Marjorie Marie (Leigh) Davidson. He was a 1952 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School where he was a member of the 1951 undefeated football team. ...
Geneva Harper, 96, of Solsberry, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born August 7, 1912 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Curtis and Laura (Burch) Price. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sylvania Wesleyan Church...
Lora Hazel Burcham
Lora Hazel Burcham, 91, of Nashville, Ill., passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Illinois. She was born on August 15, 1917 in Bon Jelico, Kentucky, daughter of William and Emma (Walker) Richardson. She married J. Richard Burcham on July 17, 1935 in Sullivan, Indiana and he preceded her in death on December 16, 1997...
Lois J. Keller Miller
Lois J. Keller Miller, 76, of Jasonville, passed away at 9:39 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.= She was born on May 2, 1932, in Clay County, to Ernest Keller and Eunice Perry Keller. She married Rex L. Miller on Sept. 13, 1953, and he preceded her in death, on Nov. 13, 2008...
Gregory Eugene Holbert
Gregory Eugene Holbert, 34, of Sullivan, passed away at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Sullivan, on Dec. 15, 1973 to Dale Holbert Sr. and Sheila Land Holbert. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Dugger. Survivors include his mother, Sheila Land Alumbaugh and step-father, Monte Alumbaugh of Dugger; one son, Kylan Austin Holbert, of Dugger; one brother, Dale Holbert of Sullivan; two step-brothers; Clint Alumbaugh of Dugger, and Greg Alumbaugh of Switz City; one sister, Elaine Smock of Terre Haute, and two step-sisters; Cheryl Hayden of Dugger, and Jody Squire of Dugger.. ...
James H. "Jim Bud" Frye
James H. "Jim Bud" Frye, 86, of Switz City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at the Sugar Creek Convalescent Center in Greenfield. He was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Switz City to William and Tressa (Hunter) Frye. He retired from Independent Concrete Pipe Company in Indianapolis...
James Frye, 86, of Switz City, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 20, 2008 at the Sugar Creek Convalescent Center in Greenfield.
Arrangements are pending at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington.
Jack L. Thomas
Jack L. Thomas, 67, of Bloomfield, passed away at his residence Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008. He was born in Cave City, Ky. to Willard and Lottie Thomas. He was a member of Gethsemane Tabernacle in Bloomfield. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara; one son, Tim Thomas of Linton; two daughters, Michelle James of Solsberry, and Denise Thompson of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Ronald G. Sisk
Ronald G. Sisk, 68, of Crescent City, FL and formerly of Linton, passed away at Putnam Community Hospital in Palatka, FL on Nov. 19, 2008. Born July 18, 1940, he was the son of Travis and Phoebe (Crowder) Sisk. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include his companion, Cora Nixon; two sons, Michael and Randy Sisk, both of Linton; two daughters, Cindy Anderson of Jasonville and Tami Sisk of Linton; two step-children, Mark Greene and Stacy Sisk; one brother, Jack (Debbie) Sisk of Linton; four sisters, Louise White of Marshfield, MO, Viuca Wilson of Spencer, Karen Greene and Sylvia (Joe) Stewart, both of Linton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.. ...
Blanche Elaine Thomas Sims
Blanche Elaine Thomas Sims, 82, of Laguna Hill, Calif. passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2008 at Laguna Country Hills Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her only son, Robert H. Duncan. California Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Southern County Church of Christ, 1327 Calle Avanzado, San Clemente, Calif. 92673...
Elaine Faye Moore Evans Sluss
Elaine Faye Moore Evans Sluss, 57, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008. She was born in Linton on Dec. 3, 1950, the daughter of Johnny Earl and Mary Opal Moore. She worked as a CNÅ and the Director of Activities at the Brownsburg Health Care Center and as an EMT at Wayne Township Fire Department No. 9. She also worked as a receptionist at a doctor's office...
Joy L. Stout
Joy L. Stout, 76, of Coalmont, passed away at 2:34 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born May 15, 1932 in Shelburn, she was the daughter of William Bush and Hallie (Hostettler) Bush. She married Donald Stout on March 19, 1950...
Madison Claire Jones
Madison Claire Jones, of Linton, was stillborn at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was the daughter of Josh A. Jones and Leanna M. Sullivan of Linton. Other survivors include: maternal grandparents, Lisa A. and Tom Cox of Jasonville and Wendell Sullivan of Shelburn; paternal grandfather and step grandmother, Jerry and Cathy Jones of Linton; paternal grandmother, Kimberly Hayden; maternal great-grandparents, Wendell and Jeanie Sullivan of Bedford; paternal great-grandparents, Karen and Carl Jones of Jasonville, Jerry and Gail Wasnidge of Jasonville, Doris Simpson of Coalmont, Betty Walters of Hymera; many aunts, uncles and cousins.. ...
Stephen Michael "Mike" Sinder
Stephen Michael "Mike" Sinder, 59, of Sullivan and formerly of Jasonville, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Aug. 25, 1949 in Brazil, he was the son of Herschell Sinders and Goldie Keller Sinders...
Robert E. 'Bob' McKee
Robert E. 'Bob' McKee, 82, of Sandborn, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born on December 11, 1925, in Sandborn, to Elbert Ervin and Bonnie R. (Bicknell) McKee. On March 1, 1946, Bob married Ruby Marksbary and they had 5 children...
Margaret P. Hale
Margaret P. Hale, 84, of Dugger, passed away at 10:19 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born in Benton County, Minn. April 7, 1924 to Fred Bartho and Minnie Leezer Bartho. She was an active charter member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Linton and the American Legion Auxilary in Dugger...
Willadeen B. Milburn
Willadeen B. Milburn, 83, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at a local hospital in Huntsville. She was a graduate of Indiana University and an elementary school teacher in Southern Indiana for 10 years. She retired from teaching to raise her family. ...
Harold W. May
Harold W. May, 83, of Linton, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Glenburn Home. He was born on May 25, 1925, in Linton to Cameron H. and Mary Jane (Smith) May. On May 28, 1950, he married Helen L. Duffroy. He served in the US Army during World War II with the 11th Airborne in Japan and the Phillipines. He received four Bronze Stars. He was a farmer and a trucker, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Linton Church of Christ...
Rex L. Miller
Rex L. Miller, 80, of Jasonville, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasonville. Born March 29, 1928 in Clay County, he was the son of James and Gladys (Crist) Miller. He was married September 13, 1953 to Lois (Keller) Miller...
Ruth M. Wells
Ruth M. Wells, 88, of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13. 2008 at Regency Place in Greenfield. Born Sept. 29, 1920 in Owen County, she was the daughter of Cleotis E. and Stella E. (Fiscus) Collenbaugh. She was a homemaker and had worked for RCA in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Greenfield...
Charles Franklin Simmons
Charles Franklin Simmons, 74, of Bloomfield passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at his residence after a long battle with cancer. Born November 27, 1933 in Winter Haven, Florida he was the son of James Franklin and Hattie Mae (Yarborough) Simmons. On April 18, 1954 he married the former Betty Jean Coulter, who survives...
Wilton "Bud" Smith
Wilton "Bud" Smith, 89, of Lampasa, TX, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. Born Sept. 30, 1918, he was the son of John "Sledgehmmer" Smith and Gertude Rutludge, of Rocky Creek, TX. He was married to Marguerite E. Baker for 60 years. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army where he received the Bronze Star...
John Wayne Keller, Sr.
John Wayne Keller, Sr., 71, of Linton, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at the Glenburn Home in Linton. He was born in Jasonville on June 16, 1937, the son of Harold E. and Leana (Miller) Keller. He worked several years as a welder, carpenter, and farmer...
Maudie E. Flaherty
Maudie E. Flaherty, 91, Jasonville passed away at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasonville. She was born July 20, 1917 in McLouth, Kansas to Edgar McGuire and Margaret (Davison) McGuire She had worked as an assistant manager in the Rose Hulman Bookstore, member of the Jasonville First Baptist Church...
Lt. Col James W. Cooper, Retired
Lt. Col James W. Cooper U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. James (Jim) Wilson Cooper, 76, of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away on October 27, 2008 at his home. He was born May 21,1932 in Worthington to Chester and Dorothy Wilson Cooper. He moved to Owensboro, Ky, at an early age. ...
Naomi Mae Stinogel, 72, of Clay City, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jasonville. She was born June 23, 1936 in Clay County to Orvil and Tressa (Dayhuff) Stinogel. She graduated from Clay City High School in 1954 then attended Business College in Terre Haute...
James E. Davis
James E. Davis, 58, of Jasonville passed away at 8:26 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at Indiana Born Feb. 7, 1950 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Max E. Davis and Francella Marie (Hunt) Davis. A U. S. Army veteran, he was a retired mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service with 34 years of service. He received a 'Million Mile Award' for miles traveled without any accidents. He attended Lawton Street Christian Church in Jasonville...
Alta Mae Hobbs
Alta Mae Hobbs, 89, of Sullivan, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at her residence. She was born on December 22, 1918 in Sullivan County to Homer and Anna (Ault) McKain. She married Urvel D. 'Demp' Hobbs on February 22, 1936. Alta was a homemaker and was a member of New Beginnings Worship Center in Sullivan...
Ronald E. Allen
Ronald E. Allen, 51, of Brazil, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at his residence. He was born Jan. 26, 1957, Indianapolis to Jack and Mabel (Lockwood) Allen. He was a self employed roofer. He is survived by his wife, Kaylene (Bowling) Allen, Brazil; 2 daughters, Misty Rebecca Allen, Manchester, KY; Heather Michelle Marcum, Indianapolis; 1 son, Kenneth Ray Marcum II, Indianapolis; 8 grandchildren; 1 sister, Rosie Allen, Indianapolis...
Sylvia Yvonne LeRue Shipley
Sylvia Yvonne LeRue Shipley, 75, Coalmont, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born April 4, 1933 in Marlboro, MA to Amanda Lucille Muzzy LaRue. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- Mormon Church...
Richard F. Brinson
Richard F. Brinson, 84, of Ocala, Florida formerly of Lyons passed away 11:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 in Ocala. He was the son of Frank and Mary Catherine (Faulk) Brinson. He retired in 1978 from NWSC Crane as a small weapons tester and was a 50-year plus member of the Switz City Masonic Lodge #676. After retirement he was a very important part of the Lyons community, donating land and money to the Lyons Community Church and support to the Lyons Senior Citizens Center...
Stewart Ray Kirchoff
Stewart Ray Kirchoff, 46, of Linton, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 in Linton. He was born in Vincennes on December 27, 1961, the son of Jim & Imogene (Lawyer) Kirchoff. He was a graduate of the Oakland City Auto Mechanic School and was a self-employed mechanic and worked for the Greene County Highway Department as a mechanic. He was a member of the Saron United Church of Christ of Linton...
Elizabeth Angeline Ketchem
Elizabeth Angeline Ketchem, 91, of Linton passed away at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at the Glenburn Home, Linton. She was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Martin County, to James Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth (Sanders) Elsey. She married Perry Laymon Ketchem on Dec. 24, 1934, and he died July 2, 1998...
Rose L. Moffitt
Rose L. Moffitt, 61, Shoals, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at her residence. Born June 1, 1947, in Washington, she was the daughter of Paul and Louise (Hellums) Padgett. She married Paul G. Moffitt on Feb. 17, 1964, at St. John's Rectory in Loogootee...
Geneva A. Bass
Geneva A. Grissom Bass, 75, of Sarasota, FL and formerly of Martin County, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at Doctor's Hospital in Sarasota. Born Feb. 8, 1933 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Gertie (Sellers) Grissom. She retired from NWSC Crane in 1992 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Williams...
Alice Lenore Fisher
Alice Lenore Fisher, 90, of Linton, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at her daughter's residence in Linton. She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Lyons, the daughter of Guy and Pearl (Fields) Dugger. She worked at G. C. Murphy and in sales at various other stores in Linton. She formerly owned Dugger Wallpaper Shop in Linton. A graduate of Marco High School, she was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and was a descendant of the founding fathers of the church...
Fern Marie (Hash) Corbin Bland
Fern Marie (Hash) Corbin Bland, 95, of Matthews, NC, passed away at 5:26 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 2, 2008 at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews, NC. He was born Dec. 7, 1912, the daughter of David William and Dora Alice (Workman) Hash of Richland Township in Greene County...
Louise Sanders, 87, of Lyons, passed away at 5:36 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Nov. 6, 1920 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Clayton) Farley. She and her husband James were the owners and operators of the former Western Auto Store in Worthington, where she was retired. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Switz City Christian Church...
William Allison Thompson
William Allison Thompson, 47, of Oxford, MS and formerly of Linton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 in Benton County, MS. Born Aug. 7, 1961 in Linton, he was the son of William C. and Carolyn J. (Maden) Thompson. He lived in the Ashland, MS for the past five years after moving from Indiana...
Gregory Lee Thompson
Gregory Lee Thompson, 48, of Jasonville, passed away at 7:02 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. He was born May 17, 1960 in Linton, to William E. Thompson and Inez Maxine (Owen) Thompson He was a self-employed carpenter...
Laura E. Jones
Laura E. Jones, 49, of Linton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Gary on July 13, 1959, the daughter of Ellis and Fern (Hirsh) Vibbert. She worked in sales and was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church in Linton...
Joan Rose, 77, of Rt. 2, Worthington, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Center Jasonville. She was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Greene County to Lagonia Eph and Cecil (Flynn) Kirkpatrick. She was a homemaker and a member of Switz City Full Gospel Church...
Daniel G. Sharp
Daniel G. Sharp, 90, of rural Linton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born on Oct. 15, 1918 in Vincennes, Indiana, to George W. and Lola D. (Keller) Sharp. On August 26, 1968, he married Ellen F. Robinson...
Charles O. "Charlie" McDaniel
Charles O. "Charlie" McDaniel, 63, of Bloomfield passed away at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at his residence. Born Aug. 8, 1945 in Bloomfield he was the son of Owen Everett and Loren (Butler) McDaniel. Charlie was a farmer and had worked for the Greene County Highway Department, he grew tobacco and raised cattle, he trained horses to work...